PETALING JAYA: DAP can no longer turn a blind eye to its very own “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau’s penchant for issuing undermining remarks.
Commenting on Hew’s “unpatriotic” Facebook post claiming that the South China Sea belonged to China, student activist Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said Opposition party DAP should take immediate action against the “Super Stupid Superman.”
“His defeatist, unfounded and unpatriotic statement undermines Malaysia’s sovereign right over the disputed islands,” the spokesman for the youth group Challenger said in a statement today.
“Hew’s statement undermines the tireless work put in by our soldiers who guard our shores and borders for the interest of our sovereignty.
“His statement undermines the efforts put in by our diplomats, lawyers and officials working at the Foreign Affairs Ministry to secure an amicable solution which safeguards our national sovereignty.”
According to Syed, who is also a thrice-crowned Asian top debater, Hew’s statement reeked of ignorance.
This was especially so as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague had issued a scathing legal rebuke of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, he added.
“According to ‘Superman’ Hew, China owns the South China Sea and the natural resources and security advantages which come with it.
“As a Malaysian who deeply cares for my nation’s sovereignty, I am infuriated that a baseless and unpatriotic statement is uttered by the very same person who about two months ago said he wanted to ‘Skrew orang melayu’ (screw the Malays).”
There is no other way around it, Syed continued, “Super Stupid Superman must be disciplined.”
Hew was also castigated by Facebook users after posting a status labelling those who oppose China’s claim over South China Sea as anti-communist.
This is not the first time Hew has attracted controversy.
He made headlines during the Sarawak state election after a video surfaced online in which he urged Chinese voters in Batu Kitang to back DAP’s Abdul Aziz Isa, so the latter could “screw the Malays”, and “screw the corrupt Malay officials” when he made it to the state assembly.
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